Three terrorists were arrested on Sunday in the Gulshan-e-Maymar area during a joint Karachi Police and Rangers operation, according to law enforcement agencies.
According to a spokesperson for the Sindh Rangers, the terrorists belonged to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) splinter group led by Qari Sa’ad Bilal alias Hummayun.
The suspected terrorists have been identified as Yaseen alias Qari, Ikramullah and Muhammad Khalid alias Mansoor.
The trio recently returned from Afghanistan and confessed that they planned to carry out a terrorist attack in the metropolis, a spokeswoman for the Sindh Rangers said.
He added that one of the suspected terrorists, Yaseen, had previously carried out several subversive activities in Swat, while Muhammad Khalid had long been a close associate of Yaseen.
Forest rangers have handed over the three terrorist suspects to the police so that legal action can be initiated against them.
Earlier this month, the Sindh Rangers announced the launch of a mobile app in Karachi to create an intelligence network and provide citizens with emergency access to control rooms.